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The Reuben—even though this sandwich has German roots, its ingredients—corned beef, sauerkraut and rye bread—seem Irish, and that’s why many people eat Reubens on St. Patrick’s Day! Tired of the traditional Reuben? Well, this is your lucky day! We have a list of unique Reuben variations that are becoming more popular:

The Rachel Sandwich
This Reuben variation substitutes pastrami for the corned beef and coleslaw for sauerkraut. Other recipes for the Rachel call for turkey instead of pastrami and corned beef—and in some parts of the United States, especially in Michigan, this turkey sandwich is known as the “Georgia Rueben” or “California Reuben,” which sometimes uses barbecue sauce instead of Russian or Thousand Island dressing.

Blue Reuben Sandwich
This variation is very similar to the traditional Rueben, but rather than Thousand Island Dressing, it uses Blue Cheese dressing.

Grouper Reuben
This is what you think it is—Grouper substitutes the corned beef and coleslaw substitutes the sauerkraut. You can find this fish variation often at restaurants in Florida.

Reuben Eggrolls
Also nicknamed “Irish eggrolls,” Reuben eggrolls use the traditional Reuben ingredients inside a deep-fried eggroll wrapper. They are typically served as an appetizer with Thousand Island dressing to dip.

Reuben Pizza
Incorporate the Italian heritage into this year’s St. Patrick’s Day! Have a Reuben pizza! Yes, they do exist. This pizza is made up of sweet potato dough, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut, mozzarella cheese and caraway seeds.

Tempeh Reuben
Are you a vegetarian? This Reuben is the right one for you! No meat. Just veggies.

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And don’t forget to pick up all of your Reuben and St. Patrick’s Day celebration supplies at your local Sparkle Market!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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